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The Nook

(Ref. 920262)

Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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81 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful, well maintained, comfortable, clean and spacious property with everything we needed including ample parking."

    Very pleasant and friendly communication with the owner Judith. Thank you

    So glad you had a good time and enjoyed the cottage. Thank you for the very positive feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Spotlessly clean. Great location. Well equipped. We were lucky enough to be there the weekend of a very heavy snowfall and had a magical experience.

    Really pleased you had a great weekend, it looked beautiful surrounded by snow. So glad you got home safely on the Monday - Judith Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2023

  • "We have stayed at the nook for 5yrs in a row now."

    Its a wonderful cottage ( house ) in an excellent location only about a 10 minute walk from the centre of bowness. We will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation, really close to Bowness (downhill), beautiful walk behind the cottage (uphill)."

    We were all very comfy here and enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Kathryne5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at The Nook - lovely cottage with a well-equipped kitchen, large bedrooms and an easy walk down to the town & lake with a 1 year old."

    Thank you for your feedback and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Judith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Sep 2023

  • "The layout of the property was very spacious for a family with a toddler."

    The two Downstairs bedrooms and bathroom were easily accessible. Living room was comfortable with a TV and dining table. Very creaky downstairs floorboards which made moving around the house tricky during night time with a toddler. The kitchen had all the fittings needed for days/nights in when needed. 10minutes walk to Bowness main centre

    Reviewed by Liam3.8Aug 2023

  • "Great location for everything you need and walking into Bowness (10mins) plus driving to attractions and activities."

    Spacious cottage and well equipped. We needed maintenance help on 2 occasions but this was just 'one of those things' that could have happened at anytime - we think a power cut effected the dishwasher and shower but a very friendly 'JP' came out asap and kept in contact with us with what was happening, the owner also very kindly rang to apologise etc which was appreciated and a lovely thing to do. We found the beds super comfy and the down duvets lovely and warm. We felt the kitchen and bathroom could have been cleaner but understand there is only so much that can be done with the turn around so frequent during Aug. We also felt it would have been nice to have loo, and kitchen rolls and bin liners (enough to cover the week & in the bathroom bins) plus some cleaner left as we needed to pop out to the shops straight away to get a few supplies even though we did come with all sorts of kitchen bits we did expect those basics as this was a higher end pay bracket. The Bar B Que and grill pan was in a state so we cooked our burgers inside which was a shame but I guess that's down to the visitors that stay and not the owner. A lovely cottage, spacious and well equipped with supportive team looking after it. Thank you :)

    Glad you had a lovely week, thank you for the feedback, we are always looking at ways to improve the facilities we provide at the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachelle3.8Aug 2023

  • "Could do with a hand rail at the bath for older guests."

    The garden could be tidier and some of the walls need a coat of paint. On the positive side very spacious and walking distance for Bowness.

    Thank you for the feedback, we will consider getting a handrail in the bathroom. The outside maintenance is difficult in this showery weather but on going. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Jun 2023

  • "The kettle leaks."

    The clothes airer is broken. The clothes line is inaccessible. A table in the kitchen would be helpful. There should be a curtain in the hallway as the light shines into the bedroom with the door open. The duvets were too heavy and an alternative or a blanket should be provided for extreme heat / cold.

    Reviewed by Janice4.1Jun 2023

  • "A perfect stay thank you very much!"

    As a group of 6 (4 adults and 2 boys) we were very comfortable and wanted for nothing at the property. Great location, plenty of space and very peaceful. Thank you for the extended check out time, much appreciated!

    Thank you for the feedback. Glad you had a great stay. You obviously ordered the weather. Hope to see you again. Judith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Jun 2023

  • "Super location."

    Very attentive owners. Had a wonderful visit to the area and The Nook was the perfect base.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay, thank you for the feedback - Judith . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie4.7May 2023

  • "Nice property, great location, very much enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2023

  • "An excellent property, very comfortable and well equipped."

    Most thoughtful owners too, immediate response to to an issue with the heating which was promptly sorted. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay. Judith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with everything we needed."

    Location excellent. Communication with owner was excellent. Loved it. Thank you for the new year treats. Will definitely return

    Glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again, Judith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Dec 2022

  • "The Nook is a lovely property and in a great location."

    We've stayed there several times now and will hopefully do so again next year. It's very spacious excellent for the six of us and is always very clean.

    Thank you for your feedback, glad you had a pleasant stay and hope to see you again. Judith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2022

  • "We have returned to the Nook several times."

    It is a pleasant place with all the amenities. It is spacious inside and out, with ample parking and conveniently situated near Bowness.

    Thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole3.8Nov 2022

  • "Lovely, homely house."

    The upstairs bedroom and en-suite with dressing room was like a separate apartment ideal for Granny. A very warm house, the heating was great as October partially wet week. All bedrooms were of a good size but downstairs bedroom mattress was a bit uncomfortable. All bedrooms had TV’s. Kitchen well equipped but fridge door storage broken so limited space there. Living room sofas felt new, firm but comfortable and was a very pleasant room with plenty of dining space too and an up to date TV which was great on a rainy day with 2 children. The location is great and parking good although 3 cars, if large would be more realistic but still excellent for a Lake District property. Can highly recommend, believe me the few issues I have mentioned are minor as we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Nook, its a lovely home from home property and we would love to return.

    Thank you for the feedback, we now have a brand new fridge freezer in the kitchen. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful place."

    We’re looking to book again next year. Our criticism is only minor because it’s honestly a great place to stay- the fridge wasn’t the best for a family of 5. We’ve found this about a lot of holiday homes though so it’s not put us off. Other than that though it was perfect. Perfectly located too.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Oct 2022

  • "The property provided everything that was promised in the advert."

    It was spacious, well equipped and maintained. The owner was very considerate in informing us on the day of our arrival what time we could actually enter the premises, rather than having to wait until the time stipulated in the advance information. Attention was also paid to seemingly small things, which were, nevertheless, important for comfort ( e.g. timely replacement of the television control). We appreciated all of these things.

    Thank you so much for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Winston5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent location, lovely house with everything you could possibly need, great layout."

    Spotlessly clean. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful !"

    ! We didn’t realise how close we were to shops, restaurants and pubs so didn’t have far to stumble home !!! The cottage was very well equipped with everything you could possibly need if you intended to cook it has a lovely warm feel , we would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.1Jul 2022

  • "Didn’t have enough hot water for a bath ."

    Showers were ok .

    Thank you for the feedback, we will look at the hot water situation re the bath but glad everything else was good. Judith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2022

  • "We have stayed in many cottages over the years but this one really delivered in every respect."

    The location was perfect, an easy walk into Bowness. Excellent parking, quiet surroundings. The house was very comfortable and spacious, we enjoyed the outside seating front and back. We had a lovely stay, thank you.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our cottage. Thank you for the feedback and hopefully we might see you again , Judith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0May 2022

  • "Great property."

    Great location. Lots of nice unexpected little condiments. Cleaning stuff. Milk in fridge. Highly recommended and will return

    So glad you had a good time and thank you for the feedback - Judith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in close walking distance of the town centre, extremely well equipped and comfortable, with beautiful gardens and outside seating areas."

    Very thoughtful and helpful owners who left a bottle of bubbly, flowers and a card for my partner's 60th birthday. We will definitely use it again.

    So glad you had a good time, thank you for the feedback and hope to see you all again. Judith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Apr 2022

  • "I stayed at The Nook for a week from 11th March 2022 with my mum, brother, sister-in-law and my nieces who are 4 and 9."

    There was plenty of room for the 6 of us in the house, with spacious bedrooms and a lounge and dining area to seat us all. Private parking at the property was great and would easily accommodate more than our two cars. The courtyard and seating area at the front was lovely. The property was clean with comfy beds, good showers/bath, nice decor and well equipped. Judith was very kind and helpful on our arrival and departure. Bowness is a 5-10 minute walk away, along a well lit street, with plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from, as well as all the tourist attractions. We travelled easily to Grasmere, Ambleside, and Conniston by car and walked to Windermere village one day too. I would recommend and return to The Nook. Thank you Judith. Sarah, South Manchester.

    Glad you had a good time, was lovely to meet you. Thank you for the feedback and hope to see you again. Judith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week in The Nook, it was a great location and you can walk into Bowness within minutes."

    The cottage was super clean and comfortable and had everything in it that you needed for a week in the lakes, the heating was super efficient (it was a cold week). But the log burner was great too. It would have been lovely to have a few bits to arrive too, even just some milk and teabags, for a cuppa on arrival but its not essential. A starter pack for the log burner would also have been useful, bit of kindling, firestarters, logs. But it wasnt far to go and get things, but it is nice after a long journey for a welcome pack when so much money has been spent. The bedrooms were lovely, TV's in all of them, the large ensuite gave a separate space if you a travelling as a group. But the bed was so creaky and very hard, one little movement woke the other person up!! We even found an old jigsaw in the cupboard, that had all the pieces. Hot chocolate and fire when we got in from walking and a jigsaw puzzle. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone travelling and wanting to stay in Bowness.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Feb 2022

  • "This is one of those rare Lakeland properties that is a pleasure to stay in whatever the weather or time of year."

    It's easily comfortable enough for a group of 6, but is still cosy and well appointed. Good parking, a well-designed outdoor space (if only the weather had been good enough to use it!) and great location, less than 10 minutes' walk from the lake. The owner made us feel very welcome for our Christmas stay, and responded personally and rapidly when we had a small problem, getting it resolved on Christmas Eve! Thanks for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.1Dec 2021

  • "We had a brilliant time at the Nook, as soon as we arrived it felt like home, beautiful surroundings, so convenient a real find."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2021

  • "The location is good and the property was clean and tidy."

    Wifi could be improved. The fireplace was a good extra and kindling supplies would have helped. Kitchen facilities good. Recycling facilities need to be provided please. Overall with these improvements, a good stay

    Reviewed by Sanjay3.1Nov 2021

  • "Wonderful stay very good location a short walk into Bowness-On-Windermere."

    Look out for all the wildlife in the back garden beautiful pheasants

    Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the feedback. Its a lovely part of the world. Thank you for leaving it so tidy and clean. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Nov 2021

  • "Excellent property I'll definitely book again."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "Had a fabulous holiday."

    Will always book our holiday through Sykes, there are good choices of destinations through Sykes. Close to all amenities within walking distance. The weather was perfect and we found local buses were very good and not long to wait for them. Definitely book our next holiday in England through Sykes.

    Reviewed by Begum3.8Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was well equipped in the kitchen, comfy sofas, amazingly quite and peaceful."

    Great cottage and space for larger families and for friends getting together without being on top of each other. Cosy outside space too at the front and back, great location with a 10 - 15 minute walk into town, with an abundance of great restaurants if you didn't want to cook. Coming back to the cottage there is an incline but not too bad. Great kitchen area to prepare and cook food for all. BBQ was amazing although you do need to take your own coal. Beds were comfy apart from the double on the ground floor. The mattress was really hard and my son didn't sleep well all week. The carpet on the stairs to the loft bedroom was a little loose on a couple of steps. There was a wasp nest outside the front of the house and we did have an issue with them outside when we were eating (we did notify the owner) and curtains could be beneficial in the landing window to avoid that early bright sunshine coming through the bottom of the doors. With this said we will definitely be back and was so happy staying here and cannot wait to come back and stay again. Thank you. Sarah Andy and James. Xx

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jul 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay and the house was excellent."

    Very convenient for shops and restaurants in Bowness

    Reviewed by Grant5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Nook was a lovely base for our holiday in the Lakes."

    One small point. Why does the fan in the downstairs bathroom need to be on 24/7? If there is a ventilation issue, surely it can be timed to go off at night!

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2021

  • "The accommodation was superb, with lovely furnishings and unexpected little extra like spices, slow cooker & picnic wear."

    It’s in an excellent spot just up the hill from Bowness. Both the courtyard and decking at the back are absolute sun traps. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable and clean inside."

    Very peaceful location but just a short (but steep) walk into Bowness. Sunny courtyard at the front of the house and deck at the back. Great to have the bedroom and en-suite upstairs for the grandparents to have some privacy. The owner was very helpful and responsive.

    Reviewed by Felicity5.0May 2021

  • "Good location and lovely cottage."

    Minor points, bathroom fan always on, tap washers upstairs need replacing and the option of an electric fire in the living room rather than heating the whole house or lighting a log fire would have been nice. Overall we had a really lovely stay and would definitely go back in the future.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7May 2021

  • "We always love staying at this property."

    It feels like home and is in a great location. We will definitely be booking back in for next year

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great Location, clean with excellent facilities, will definitely be returning again"

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Apr 2021

  • "1) Damp house and you can actually smell moisture particularly in the double bedroom on the ground floor 2) Stained bedsheets, pillow cases and tea towels 3) Floors not cleaned properly."

    Hair on bathroom floors and even in the microwave 4) Provided with wood sticks with rusted nails on to light up the fireplace - H&S issue 5) Sykes merely acting like a 3rd party agent, they pass all enquiries to the house owner; despite the fact that you pay directly to Sykes, not the house owner. Not a proper ownership of responsibility, you are likely to be bounced between Sykes & the house owner in case of any disputes. 6) Overall not good value for money

    Thank you very for your comments, we take reviews very seriously. We have owned The Nook for 5 years and take immense pride in our property. This has lead to many repeat customers and lots of wonderful feedback. We have examined all your comments and have acted where appropriately as follows: Point 1 - In order to address a damp smell in one of the bedrooms, we have had a Pure Air Positive Input Ventilation System professionally installed. Points 2, 3 and 4 – These relate to a variety of housekeeping issues. As we employ a local company to deal with all such matters on our behalf, we constantly review their performance by carrying out spot checks ourselves together with the feed back received from our customers. As a result, we are now in the process of changing to a new housekeeping provider. Point 5 - We do try and make contact with all our customers in an effort to reassure them that they can call us at any time during their stay to make us aware of any issues they encounter. This practice, we have found, works extremely well because it enables us to rectify any problem at the earliest possible opportunity. We thank you again for all your feed back, without which we would not be able to ensure that your stay at The Nook is as enjoyable as possible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen2.5Oct 2020

  • "Just had our second holiday in this lovely well equipped cottage."

    It has everything you need for the perfect getaway. Great location too, just a 10 minute stroll into Bowness.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Oct 2020

  • "This was the perfect place to holiday after months of lockdown, we had to move our dates."

    Judith, the owner\manager of the Nook is amazingly considerate and welcoming. We'll come again, when we are allowed to holiday! The house was warm, clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location and a great house with excellent facilities."

    The only downside was the house is damp, even with the heating on.

    Reviewed by Fawn4.4Aug 2020

  • "Cottage in an excellent location within walking distance to Bowness with its pubs, restaurants & lake side amenities."

    The cottage was very clean upon arrival & our family of 6 had plenty of room inside, the upstairs bedroom & en-suite was very spacious & the bed very comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed to prepare our food, plenty of crockery, glasses, cookware etc and little extras like salt & pepper, oils, herbs were much appreciated. The outside decking & patio areas were lovely to sit & enjoy a bottle of wine

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Jul 2020

  • "The nook is a very nice property, spacious and well situated, I would definitely book again."

    Reviewed by David3.8Feb 2020

  • "Fabulous week in The Nook."

    Extremely cosy and warm as stated in February when storm Ciara hit. Very spacious accommodation, especially with upstairs bedroom which is separate accommodation to downstairs, great for different families. Great location, walking distance to all amenities in Bowness. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2020

  • "The Nook is a lovely cottage in a quiet location."

    Very easy to walk into Bowness.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Nov 2019

  • "It was great staying at the Nook."

    Judith was very helpful all the way. The place is a find and a treasure.

    Reviewed by Alexandra4.7Sep 2019

  • "We had a lovely family holiday staying in The Nook."

    Very comfortable cottage with great facilities and in easy walking distance to Lake Windermere.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2019

  • "There was 6 people in the house and was given only 4 bath towels."

    Notification that you should take you own toilet rolls would be helpful.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Jul 2019

  • "The sheets in the downstairs bedroom smelt of smoking we had to wash them."

    Did the cleaner not check? There was only one bedside light in all the bedrooms many people including us like to read before sleep very difficult with only one bedside light. Most of the large knives were blunt. Expected some soap or hand wash - none. Expected salt and pepper.It has been at all other cottages we have been to. The cottage is great but little things let it down and i would give it 4 out of 5. Do the small things and get 5.

    Thank you for the feedback, regarding the bedding smelling of smoke in one bedroom we have notified the cleaning company who have apologised and have taken steps to ensure this does not happen again. The bedside lamps will be replaced this Friday. We are also now providing hand wash in all bathrooms. We will check the knives and if necessary replace them and also ensure some condiments are left in the kitchen. We hope these issues did not spoil your stay at The Nook. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Desmond3.4Jun 2019

  • "Set back from the main road so nice and quiet."

    Very attractive surroundings but the rear garden decking is a bit neglected. We sat outside at the front of the house which is a sun trap. Comfortable living areas and spacious bedrooms. An electric shaving point in the downstairs bathroom would be ideal. We would happily return to this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Derek4.4Jun 2019

  • "We had a great week at a great location, with some very enjoyable walks within the area, the accommodation provided everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jun 2019

  • "This was the first time using Sykes for a cottage holiday, have previously used other companies."

    I thought the fact that I was never in touch with the owner made it much less personal and communication was difficult, I called before the booking and spoke to a call centre about the type of duvets and pillows used as I have asthma I was told they would definitely be feather and to take my own, when we arrived we found our bed had been set up with non feather, which was nice but a complete waste of space to pack our own. Also other places offer a welcome pack normally a pint of milk and some bits to get you started, they only left washing up liquid a few dishwasher tablets and dishcloth which felt very basic compared to what we normally get. Allot of bits were tatty, chipped plates and glasses the dinning table was very sticky; part of the shower door was broken and the toilet seats were badly fitted.Overall not the highest standard. The location of the place was very good nice walking distance into Bowness. No spare bin bags were left and the previous ones left out were split open by animals as they were next to the bin, so we had to buy bags and clean up the mess, the instructions said the bin men would take bags next to the bin but they didn’t, so when we left from previous and our bag the bin was already full creating the same problem again of the next people having to leave rubbish next to the bin.

    Thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated. I can confirm that any issues raised regarding the property have now been discussed with the owner who will look to act upon these as soon as possible! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the location and really hope you enjoyed your visit to the area. Kind regards, Sykes Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison3.4May 2019

  • "Another fabulous week with the family at The Nook!"

    We will be booking again for next year

    Reviewed by Janet Elizabeth5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely house in great location."

    Layout of house suited us perfectly. Brother and sister-in-law with children stayed downstairs and we had the upstairs with our baby so didn't disturb them. Had all amenities needed and was even lucky enough with the weather to be able to enjoy the BBQ.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0May 2019

  • "The Nook at Bowness was just epic in all respects !"

    ! The owners so great to deal with and so accommodating and down to Earth !! This stunning holiday home is a 10 minute walk from the heart of Bowness, on the shores of Lake Windermere. Yet it is so quiet and relaxing, especially cosied up next to the fire in cooler weather !! What a stunning part of the world, we highly reccommend this great place and holiday destination !! Tim and Becky

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent and great location, everything that you’d expect was provided, even down to providing the logs and kindling for the first night!"

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Feb 2019

  • "This is just a gorgeous home."

    We loved staying her with our five month old daughter. So spacious, with all the amenities and appliances. We would love to come back again to this property

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday in this cottage - the layout worked perfectly for 3 generations of the same family sharing the cottage."

    The location was very good as it was only a 10 minute walk into Bowness with lots of nice restaurants/bars/shops. The town was quite trendy and not fuddy duddy which was nice for the teenagers and my 4yr old loved the world of Beatrix potter which was only a 15 minute walk away. The surrounding scenery is beautiful and the boat trip on lake Windermere is worth doing. The facilities in the cottage were good although we didn’t seem to have much hot water for showers but we managed. The cottage is on a fairly steep hill so probably not ideal for people with pushchairs. I will definitely be staying here again!

    Reviewed by Hayley4.4Oct 2018

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at the Nook and we enjoyed it as much this time as the previous one."

    The house is lovely and is in a great location, nice and close to Bowness and Windermere but far enough away not to be noisy or busy. The only suggestion that I have is that I think a tumble dryer would be an advantage as washing and drying towels would be a lot easier. I would recommend the Nook as a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was perfect for the 4 of us."

    Ideal location, a short walk to Bowness and the lake so great in an evening to get a meal/drink. We’ve booked with Sykes before and will be looking to book for 2019 very soon

    Reviewed by Catherine4.1Jul 2018

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    The Nook was a great place to stay, close to the centre of Bowness on Windermere. The house was very clean and comfortable, and having everything that you could need. The only exception to this was the garden, the furniture had not been tidied up nor the table cleaned.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2018

  • "We have had a lovely week at The Nook."

    As already mentioned in other reviews, its location is perfect being minutes from Bowness and all its facilities and yet very quiet and peaceful. Everything we needed was provided and even the sun shone for us! A tip for people of a certain age, take your bus pass. We used ours everywhere even on the Goat bus visiting Beatrix Potter’s house. In fact we only used our car once during the whole week. Thoroughly recommended. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Tricia5.0Jun 2018

  • "Cottage very comfortable and and well suited for two families."

    Reviewed by J4.7Jun 2018

  • "My Sisters and Brother-in-Laws had a fantastic time in the Lakes (6 of us in total)."

    The cottage was gorgeous and we would definitely like to come again in the future. The weather was perfect, did lots of walking and Bowness was only down the road form the cottage - perfect for eating out. The cottage garden was in full bloom and the colours were great, what a view to have outside your bedroom window. We loved our time there and would definitely recommend the cottage to family & friends.

    Reviewed by Begum5.0May 2018

  • "It was absolutely brilliant and fantastic weather as well."

    So close to the village but so quiet and peaceful. Will definitely recommend it. The owner should be so proud

    Reviewed by Janet Elizabeth5.0May 2018

  • "Overhaul a excellent holiday."

    The nook was a fabulous place with every thing you needed.It was spotlessly clean and in an ideal location. Ground floor bedroom for my disabled wife. It could have done with a grab rail in bath. Would I go with Sykes again most definitely.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in great location clean and warm 5 minutes walk from Bowness highly recomeded, will come back again"

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Mar 2018

  • "Very nice place and Sykes were a great help."

    Only thing i would say is could and done with some soap/handwash in the bathrooms and some extra toilet paper as quite low. Apart from that we enjoyed our stay and would go again.

    Reviewed by Raj4.6Feb 2018

  • "Bin collection details and recycling info non existent -need to be in info book."

    No visitors book to be found. Everything else fine.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Nov 2017

  • "The bathrooms were a little bit disappointing and would be the only thing that precludes a 100% rating"

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Oct 2017

  • "Very well set out cottage - perfect to give everyone space and privacy required."

    Location superb, close enough but also far enough away from the hustle and bustle. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2017

  • "The location of the Nook is great."

    Very central but not busy. Spacious and well equipped. Minor issue with ancient clothes horse but Sykes sorted that immediately with no problem. All staff were very friendly and professional.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.8Jun 2017

  • "Delightful accommodation, we were very pleased."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2016

  • "We have just come back from The Nook."

    ... This was our second visit and we had yet again a fantastic stay. The cottage has everything that you would need for any stay and so comfy and homely. Ideally situated being just a 10 min stroll into Bowness. We feel that we have found a little gem in a lovely part of The Lakes and we will definitely be booking a third visit.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Oct 2016

  • "Lovely cottage with plenty of parking, ideal for the 3 of us for a week."

    The kitchen is equipped with everything you need and it's great to have a dishwasher. The lounge area is very comfortable, it rained so much one day we didn't leave the cottage! Just a 10 minute walk into Bowness, which was ideal. There are plenty of places to eat and things to do although it does get very busy.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.6Aug 2016

  • "Nice to find a cottage with enough cutlery and crockery to fill the dishwasher"

    Reviewed by Paul4.8Aug 2016

  • "A very comfortable cottage in a superb location."

    Walking distance from Bowness. Would love return.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Aug 2016

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double 1 x Twin (zip/link, can be double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Elevated garden with decking and garden furniture
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: One step to front and back door
  • Note: 12 steps up to decking in garden, though courtyard is at ground level.

The property

This wonderful, link-attached cottage was originally a stable block for a gentleman's residence, in a pleasant residential cul-de-sac on the fringes of Bowness-on-Windermere.

Presented to a good standard throughout, the cottage offers a comfortable ground floor sitting room with a dining space and a cosy woodburning stove, plus lovely double doors leading to a pleasant courtyard to the front of the property.

There is also a well-equipped, modern kitchen, two ground floor bedrooms, one of which is a king-size double and one with the flexible zip/link option of being a king-size double or a twin, plus a good-size family bathroom.

A further king-size bedroom with a modern en-suite shower room, fitted wardrobes and a vanity area is located on the first floor.

The well-established, elevated garden enjoys pretty views and the well-furnished decking is a lovely place to sit and enjoy an early morning drink, or a lunch-time feast on the barbecue.

Bowness is a short walk away and offers a wide selection of places to eat and drink, from tea and cake to bars to splendid restaurants; there really is something for everyone.

From The Glebe, you can take a leisurely walk along the edge of Lake Windermere or, why not take the weight off your feet and enjoy a trip on Windermere Lake Cruises?

The cruises have several stop options, including Lakeside and the Lakes Aquarium, Ambleside, the Brockhole Visitor Centre or the National Trust property, Wray Castle.

Take a trip to The Old Laundry Theatre, and the young ones will love The World of Beatrix Potter!

Step back in time at the traditional Royalty Cinema, offering the latest movies and a Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ from a by-gone era, which can be heard in concert or alongside a silent movie.

Further afield, Kendal’s castle ruins, museums and shopping, and Ambleside’s bustling town centre are a short ride away.

For those seeking to explore the great outdoors, why not take the car ferry across Lake Windermere to Grizedale Forest, with its excellent walking and mountain biking trails, and high rope tree-top adventure course at Go Ape?

If the weather isn’t so great, visit Rheged, where you will find local food producers, gift-ware and exhibitions, or take in a 3D film on their enormous movie screen.

Families and friends alike will enjoy this wonderful cottage, providing a great base for exploring this fantastic region, at any time of year.

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About the location


Windermere Train Station 1.5 miles: Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 7 miles.

The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips and boat hire are available from Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness to Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside (at the southern end of the lake where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated). The World of Beatrix Potter attraction and the Old Laundry theatre are 1.5 miles away. Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, is a 30-minute walk to enjoy the spectacular panorama of far-reaching views over the lake and surrounding fells. Brockhole, which offers high wire tree top experiences, is less than two miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There are also a variety of watersports on offer for the more energetic at marine centres along the lake. The area is ideally situated for exploring all that this region has to offer, whether by foot, bike, car, railway or bus; and is within easy reach of attractions such as the spectacular Langdales, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Far Sawrey, Coniston, Grizedale Forest Park, with its delightful walks and famous outdoor sculptures, mountain biking and “Go-Ape” adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick, stone circles, Roman forts and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Christmas